Congratulations to all Nelson players and Umpires who represented our Association or other Associations in the 2019 National Masters Tournament held in Hamilton and Rotorua over the period 3-9 March.
We entered 4 teams this year: Tasman Districts 35+ Men and Women, 45+ Nelson Women and 60+ Nelson Men. All teams played exceptionally well, with our Tasman Districts 35+ Women’s team gaining silver after a tough loss to Northland in the final, and our 60+ Nelson Men also gained silver after a hard fought loss to Auckland in the final. Our Tasman Districts 35+ Men finished 4th and our 45+ Nelson Women finishing 6th.
We also had a number of players who played for other Associations due to us not having enough to field a team in their age group. Tracy Stock represented Canterbury in the 50+ Men’s grade, and Brett Butcher, Mike Gafa, and Mark Gibbons played for Wellington in the 50+ Men’s grade coming home with GOLD.
During the tournament, selectors for the NZ Masters age group teams were kept busy selecting players for the upcoming Trans-Tasman Masters challenge to be held over in the Gold Coast 30 April-4 May 2019. These teams have now been made and we would like to congratulate all those players from our region who were selected.
2019 NZ MASTERS SELECTIONS
Trans Tasman Masters Challenge, 30 April-04 May, Gold Coast, Australia
|Jim Matthews||NZ 65+ Men||Tasman Hockey Club|
|Gavin McLachlan||NZ 65+ Men||Tasman Hockey Club|
|Steve McFarlane||NZ 65+ Men||Federal Hockey Club||(NTR)|
|Tim Brenton||NZ 60+ Men||Tasman Hockey Club|
|Mike Gafa||NZ 50+ Men||Federal Hockey Club|
|Mark Gibbons||NZ 50+ Men||Federal Hockey Club|
|Tracy Stock||NZ 50+ Men||Tasman Hockey Club|
|Karen Eden||NZ 45+ Women||Federal Hockey Club|
|Jackie Day||NZ 40+ Women||Federal Hockey Club|
|Di Webb||NZ 40+ Women||Federal Hockey Club|
|Tamara Dudley||NZ 35+ Women||Waimai United Hockey Club|
|Mellinda Fitzgerald||NZ Umpire||Waimai United Hockey Club|
|Jan Wilson||NZ Umpire||Tasman Hockey Club|
HOCKEY NEW ZEALAND TRANS TASMAN MASTERS CHALLENGE GOLD COAST-2019 Good Afternoon Everyone, Hockey New Zealand…